Geniun Yixing Zisha Teapot Palace Lantern Gong Deng - Da Hong Pao Zhu Ni（宫灯)
This teapot is made of Da Hong Pao ni, which is a type of Zhu Ni that is not commonly found in Zhu Ni material and is a desired sought after clay among tea drinkers. When brewing tea, the color of the teapot will turn into vivid dark red, hence the name Da Hong Pao. It translates as "vivid red cape" in English. Da Hong Pao refers to a red cape given to officials by an emperor to show favor or high regard.
Completely hand crafted by potter artist Xu Xiao Xing, who is a certified artist sanctioned by the Chinese governing authority. She graduated from Nanjing Shi Fan University and was an apprentice of the famed potter master Gao Jian Fang (高建芳). Please note the artist's stamps at the bottom, the inside lid and the handle. Gong Deng are the lanterns that were commonly used in the royal palace during the Chinese dynasties. This teapot evokes the ancient auspicious spirit of the lantern festival, emitting a subtle yet dignified radiance. The pearl lid, the rounded full body, the large handle and the seamless spout implies a classic elegance and the rich culture. It will surely elevate your beautiful daily tea ritual.
Zisha is known to have the ability to absorb tea liquor and flavor. Over a period of time the surface of the tea pot can reflect the color and aroma of the tea that it brews and become glazed.
A new Zisha teapot should be seasoned before use: soak the Zisha teapot in a steel pot, with the water fully covering the teapot, and boil the water for a half hour to one hour. After boiling has completed, carefully remove the teapot, and rinse.
Capacity: 250 ml / 10.8oz. Artist: 徐晓星